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WINNING ELECTIONS MORE IMPORTANT THAN INTEGRITY

JOHN MITCHELL LIVES! FEAR AND LOATHING IN BOULDER.

Truth disappears with war on drugs. D.L.Blewitt, J. D.
Claire Levy was a newly elected state representative from Boulder. Posing as a liberal progressive, show introduced a police sponsored bill to make driving under the influence of pot a crime because the police asked her too. Such a move gives additional revenue to police power to discriminate, power to lie and profile and is contrary to current scientific evidence. We have propaganda-based policy rather than evidence based policy which allows elected officials to pander to interest groups, rather than educate and stand up for the people and our rights.
I can’t believe Claire Levy is from Boulder. Or should I say I can’t believe that Claire Levy was conscious while living in Boulder. If she were conscious, she wouldn’t have sponsored the marijuana driving bill. Her proposal for the war on marijuana is that anyone who operates a motor vehicle with a certain amount of nanoliters of THC per milliliter of blood is guilty of driving under the influence of drugs. Note that the proscription does not apply to prescription drugs. It only applies to the drug of choice of the peasantry. She even posted some stale research on her website to justify her fascist position.
Why, one might wonder is there a problem all the sudden. It is obvious. The law enforcement-prison industry created by Nixon and Mitchel, artfully disguising class and racial warfare and oppression under the rubric of “law and order,” needs more oppressive legislation to keep up its revenue stream. No one but a “neo-liberal” would consider such a move against the people, particularly when there is no noticeable problem or any evidence-based reasoning to do so. Many medications have a warning that a driver may become drowsy or unco-ordinated and warn people to adjust to the medicine before driving or operating machinery.
Why is marijuana so different? Because there is so much ignorance and prejudice out there in addition to propaganda to keep the privatization feeding frenzy going. Clearly, the ignorant and prejudiced do not accept the medical model of drug policy. They prefer the fascist policy of oppression to keep the peasantry and “the other” in their place. Scare them into compliance is the motto. It is a form of terrorism that has been applied by some agencies of the Government such as the IRS very successfully during the last few decades. Fear is a powerful weapon on the ignorant. Hitler found that out.
For years, Dr. G has been against ignorance and prejudice. Claire Levy exemplifies both traits. It is inconceivable how any person could have lived in Boulder unaware of the numerous drivers that drive after tasting their favorite drug of choice. Maybe she was too stoned herself to be aware of it, although she stated to the press that she had tried marijuana only once. Kind of like our former president who, while at Oxford University in England smoked but did not inhale. However, she is throwing stones from her glass house. Why? Because she has total disdain for the law, and as a member of the ruling class is above it. If she had any regard for the law, she would have abstained from the weed . However, she, like others tried it, and now sees its evil potential. Never mind that the proposal would require drivers to give blood and possibly expose themselves to aids, hepatitis, or other diseases. After all, there are over 100,000 cases of MRSA, the antibiotic resistant bacterial infection, reported every year. Policy makers have ignored that for years, why should public health and constitutional awareness interfere with the States oppression engine to make money. Never mind, that there are no reported cases of emergency room admissions for smoking pot, while there are 10,000 crib injury admittances reported each year. Her aim is not to protect, but to grab headlines and curry favor from ignorant and bigoted. Like a wolf in sheep’s clothing, she claims to be a progressive. Anyone believing that is a good candidate to buy a bridge in Brooklyn. Enlightened people should contact her and tell her we are not as stupid as she would believe. Nor are we falling for the scare tactics of the police state anymore.
Years ago, there was a defense attorney’s conference at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. This was era where ponytails, sideburns, beads, and colored shirts set the tonsorial standard for lawyers. Almost all defense attorneys had long hair of various lengths and there wasn’t a crew-cut or flat-top in the group. The convention discussions were about the upcoming fight for the Constitution against the prosecutors, Nixon, and Attorney General John Mitchel, all of whom were advocating preventive detention, involuntary extraction of body fluids, mass arrests, and other fascist-like laws to keep the blacks and anti-war protesters in line and to show the public how patriotic they were. It was bad enough these weird people were voting but demonstrating was another matter. The issue that the right wing was using to show patriotism and conformity was the drug war. Henry Anslinger had softened the minds of the people with reefer madness stories about wild pot parties descriptive of Sodom and Gomorra. People were afraid because there was no unity in the country, and Nixon-Mitchell knew how to capitalize on that fear. They changed the medical model of the drug laws proposed by President Johnson to a law enforcement model, demonizing anyone who even thought of taking drugs. These were the topics of the Defense bar. When the defense attorneys left, the prosecutors checked in. Not a long hair in the bunch.
The convention’s contrast was vividly described by Hunter Thompson in a book describing those times. He took literary license to show the contrast in the two dichotomous views. Hollywood later took up Thompson’s description, portraying the drug, sex and rock and roll and totally ignoring the political-social theme of the writing. The non-thinking readers and the non-reading viewers missed the point totally. There was no comprehension of the cultural war in process or the wholesale attack on the Constitution and the traditional freedoms in either of the movies. Ask someone today about the book and they will not even mention the John Mitchel symbolism or official oppression. They didn’t read the book, they saw the movie
So, some fascist, posing as a democrat proposed a bill to extract blood from a driver, analyze it for THC and use the results to convict the driver and take away his license. After all, pot is bad. But I have to wonder why other drugs such as Xanax, Nembutal, Ephedrine’s, other relaxation, and calming drugs. Or for that matter, cough syrup, that have warnings on them about operating machinery are not getting the same treatment. Well, the answer is complicated and has little to do with health, safety, or welfare. It is entirely about sustaining the Police State under which we are now living and the modern politician’s contempt for the public and the law. Ms. Levy told the press that she had used illegal drugs. She was not punished and there were no consequences. Now, she has seen the light and wants to put others in jail. Talk about hypocrisy!
So, let us look at the dynamics or driving while stoned. First, you can’t smell dangerous pharmaceuticals on drivers, but you can smell marijuana. Secondly, if a legislator pulled this inane shit on Merck, Ciba-Geigi, Merck, or some other big Pharma, there would be a contract put out on the legislator. However, the potheads don’t have that kind of power or resources. Only large industrialists and the CIA have any access to organized crime figures, especially hit men. Additionally, there is not the opprobrium attached to barbiturates and other drugs hyped by the big companies and prescribed by physicians. Finally, pot smokers don’t have billions to sell their position to the public.
But the main reason for such a law, is that someone can show disapproval, while at the same time court the police state and the bankrupt policies of privatization. The system is running out of cannon fodder. DUI clinics are folding (and can be replaced by marijuana treatment clinics). They have lowered the permissible limit of alcohol to the point of prohibition. Additionally, the fodder cannot continue the financing for the privatized alcohol therapy and counseling. So, private enterprise must look at new markets and new revenues. What better than marijuana.
It seems more that coincidental that a law was originally passed aimed at Hispanics, is being revitalized while all the vigilante activity against Hispanics is increasing and various states are demonizing “illegals,” who just happen to be predominately Hispanic. Of course, years ago, the Boulder “liberals” outlawed lunch pails in the city, and engaged in urban renewal by tearing down shanties and building a wide highway that dead ended into a shopping center. In any event, the proposal should greatly increase the county coffers and help support privatization of government.
When a driver who has smoked marijuana in the last week is pulled over, the odor lingers. Police can then use this as probable cause to insist on a “voluntary roadside” test to assure the officer that the motorist is safe to continue to drive. The roadside test is performed without any way to verify the results. The officers, who we are repeatedly being seen on YouTube beating citizens, have the motorist perform tests. There is no record of the test, and the tests cannot be repeated by an independent researcher. There is a test of the eyes, one of balance, and one of speech. The honorable Brutus like police officer reports that the behavior is inconsistent with sobriety and can then demand those fluids be drawn under the express consent law to be used to convict a driver. Because driving is so dangerous, the legislatures have seen fit to disregard the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Amendments to the Constitution. The Constitution is supposed to give powers to the Government. However, if a motorist is involved, the Government just grabs the power anyway. Since the officials view driving as a privilege, the Constitution does not apply. Just to ensure a conviction, and thus revenues, arbitrary blood percentages are set which are then supposed to be conclusive of intoxication.
Although the Constitution was intended to curtail State action, the totalitarian advocates have devised a con-voluted circumvention. The Anti-constitution position is that when a driver applies for a Driver’s license, he waives his forfeits his right to be protected by the Constitution. If a driver believes in the Constitution, he cannot drive. The case of Schmerber v. California, which initially held that fluids were not covered by the Fourth and Fifth Amendments became the law of the land, upsetting centuries of precedent, mocking the Magna Charta. This is easy for the modern politicians to do because they have no ideology or beliefs. What really matters is getting elected and staying in office so the People can worship and adore their legislator. Principal means nothing. Results are what matters. Just look at Guantanamo, extraordinary renditions, and CIA assassinations.
Any fascist claiming to be progressive can stay in office so long as the image can be maintained. Of course, the “me too’s” have it even easier. They can listen to what their Public is saying and then, conveniently say “me too.” In that manner, they don’t risk their position. I have no doubt that Claire Levi has no idea that she is a fascist. She believes she is doing good by protecting people from stoned drivers. She even put some articles on her website to justify her position. Never mind that real scientist have discredited most of those articles. She can claim balance, and because she sites some articles, she is good and righteous. This reminds me of the Chad Mitchel Trio song, “I Was Not a Nazi Polka.” So, we are targeted by potential legislation that is based upon fear and ignorance, calculated to appeal to the Chicken Littles and distract the public from real problems such as the homeless, the sick, the unemployed, and others.
The legislators must realize that four decades of drug war with extremely high casualties has tired the public. The public realize that reefer will not turn their daughters into prostitutes and their sons into fiends. They have started to realize that, compared to MRSA, crib deaths, and other calamities of the Industrial multinational State, the drug war is insignificant. The only real thing it does is provide an excuse for the police to bully people, beat them up or kill them with the blessings of the Courts. After all, we privatized much of government, and we need to keep the idea alive and well fed. This can only be accomplished with the help of the ignorant and prejudiced. I wonder how Ms. Levy would react if the rationale for Constitutional contempt were rephrased from “it is worth it if we can save one life,” to “it is worth it if we can increase the profits of Intervention, BPI, or Correctional Corporation of America.” After all, we cannot let something like the Constitution and freedom interfere with the exploitation and incarceration of the peasantry.
I hope everyone writes their legislators and tells them to vote the marijuana driving down. Tell them to support the Constitution or resign. The legislators can sponsor a voter’s initiative, rather than passing legislation. In the meantime, send copies of the Constitution to your legislators and express your position. Tell them that we are tired of the drug war in all forms and that we want our roads, bridges, health facilities, and other infrastructures fixed before being shaken down for protection.
Gonzo slays the dragon

Many of you are disturbed at the condition of my ramblings. More specifically, you are disturbed about the spelling, malapropism’s, wrong words, and other errors that appear in my writing.
Therefore, I have decided that I need more deviance in my approach. For years, I have dictated everything that I have done. That is, until my assistant, who put up with me for over 30 years developed carpal tunnel syndrome and decided to retire. Until she was gone, I never fully appreciated what she did for me. She would take a tape of dictation, which was nearly illiterate, in comprehensible and sometimes downright stupid and and turn it into something which made new a good. Of course, my ego would allow me to admit that the product was a mine, but in fact it wasn’t like to dictate something like, “tell this guy to go screw himself,” which would turn into a one page letter explaining why is there my client or I would not comply with his request or any further request. I could see to the tape recorder, “do a motion to suppress,” and their lengthy motion reciting the facts in my most recent case and reasons why evidence should be admissible turned up on my desk for signature. Not only would not occur, but at times, I would say one thing when I meant another. Still, my documents turned out to way that I wanted them to.
When I closedown my office, I still dictated everything. But, instead of having a live person process what I had said, I bought an awfully expensive of dictation software package called the dragon NaturallySpeaking. Argues the program in the past, however it was in conjunction with a live person translating my ramblings and incoherent mutterings somehow turning of a product which are recognized. I used several generations of this software in the past, but always had somebody taking the result either from the tape or from Iraq draft. Well, the salespeople said the new software was 99% accurate and did not need to be trained. That might be, but I needed to be trained. You have seen the result of plain dictatorship and in my prior writings. These were done in the fashion of the last 40 years arising. I would talk into a machine, a product would be printed and appear on my desk, and I sent it out. Simple. No problem. However, the product is of the same. The voice recognition software not only does not always recognize the voice, but never makes the voice seam other than stupid, alert, and hallucinogenic. It is for this reason that I have decided to slay the dragon. Time permitting, I will attempt to proofread, reorganize, correct the spelling, and do other things to the words and the page. Hopefully, this will not interfere with the free association of the thoughts. I thought the mistakes made by the translation or dictation software could simulate those hallucinogenic past which we are all nostalgic for. Like Lieut. Kiji, the dragon must die, but won’t be immortalized by Prokofiev.
Years ago, in what seems like another lifetime and in a different Country, I was a judge. Not much of a judge in status or duties, but a judge, nonetheless. Every week, I would drive to my municipality and judge. However, the experience was not like I thought it was going to be.
Colorado had Justices of the Peace or J.P.’s previously, which had been replaced by municipal judge. For some reason, the JP system was unpopular. Probably because no one was found not guilty. It was immensely popular with the JP’s and the policemen, however. The way it worked was that 1) a motorist was stopped almost at random; 2) the motorist was issued a summons to appear in Court or could be taken in front of the JP; 3) the motorist was found guilty and fined, which went to the municipality, and 4) the motorist was assessed “court costs” which the JP got to keep. Everyone liked the system except for the poor unfortunate driver who happened to get ensnared.
Colorado was just recovering from the Denver Police scandal, where many officers were sent to prison for burglary. Additionally, the press would bring up the matter of the Klan, which existed openly until 1959, even producing a Mayor in Denver. To top things off, many cities were put on a list of places to avoid by AAA motor club because they were known speed traps. So, the JP’s went and salaried municipal judges were created. They did not have to find people guilty to get paid, they could find people guilty for the hell of it. At least that is what the police seemed to believe.
To compound matters, “hippies” were invading the county, making the natives restless. It was like a perpetual costume ball. With the creation of Law Enforcement Assistance Agency, police could submit a dream list to the Government and receive lots of toys to play with. My municipality wanted a water canon vehicle or a converted tank. It would serve dual purposes. It could quell hippie riots if such occurred and, at the same time, give the hippies baths, washing the smell of ganja or patchouli oil off their clothing. They already had some old mechanical sheep shears to cut the hippie’s long hair.
To make sure there was enough revenue, the speed limit was posted at 15 miles per hour through the town, which was a major tourist route in the summer and ski season. On a good day, they could ticket every 20 minutes or so. At $40.00 per, that was significant revenue, especially since the average worker made approximately $350 per month. They also used to double the fines for drivers with out of state licenses. What could they do but pay?
However, there was a fly in the ointment, so to speak. That was me. I just couldn’t see it the way the police did. I actually thought that I should judge the cases rather than put a rubber stamp of approval on the officer’s decision. Particularly irksome was the treatment of drivers who drove over 15 miles per hour. I was sensitive to the fact that municipal judges were created to change the corrupt judicial system that existed in traffic courts before then.
Speeding was particularly problematic. The posted limits were mere guidelines. The offense of speeding actually occurred when the speed of the driver was not reasonable and proper. To convict a motorist, there had to be some testimony that the speed was improper and constituted some danger to the public. I ruled that a reasonable and proper speed through the town was 30 miles per hour, which immediately cut out about 70 percent of the Town’s revenue. Talk about a hostile work environment. I had one. Needless to say, that I was young then and proud of my fairness. I had not a clue how unpopular I was. Motorists who had appeared in front of me would introduce themselves on the streets and tell me how much they liked my Court and my appearance of fairness. In the municipality, no one would speak to me, especially after the police didn’t get its water canon because it could not fund the co-payment required to buy old military equipment.
Years ago, in what seems like another lifetime and definitely in a different Country, I was a judge. Not much of a judge in status or duties, but a judge, nonetheless. Every week, I would drive to my municipality and judge. However, the experience was not like I thought it was going to be.
Colorado had Justices of the Peace or J.P.’s previously, which had been replaced by municipal judge. For some reason, the JP system was unpopular. Probably because no one was found not guilty. It was extremely popular with the JP’s and the policemen, however. The way it worked was that 1) a motorist was stopped almost at random; 2) the motorist was issued a summons to appear in Court or could be taken in front of the JP; 3) the motorist was found guilty and fined, which went to the municipality, and 4) the motorist was assessed “court costs” which the JP got to keep. Everyone liked the system except for the poor unfortunate driver who happened to get ensnared.
Colorado was just recovering from the Denver Police scandal, where many officers were sent to prison for burglary. Additionally, the press would bring up the matter of the Klan, which existed openly until 1959, even producing a Mayor in Denver. To top things off, many cities were put on a list of places to avoid by AAA motor club because they were known speed traps. So, the JP’s went and salaried municipal judges were created. They did not have to find people guilty to get paid, they could find people guilty for the hell of it. At least that is what the police seemed to believe.
To compound matters, “hippies” were invading the county, making the natives restless. It was like a perpetual costume ball. With the creation of Law Enforcement Assistance Agency, police could submit a dream list to the Government and receive lots of toys to play with. My municipality wanted a water canon vehicle or a converted tank. It would serve dual purposes. It could quell hippie riots if such occurred and, at the same time, give the hippies baths, washing the smell of ganja or patchouli oil off of their clothing. They already had some old mechanical sheep shears to cut the hippie’s long hair.
To make sure there was enough revenue, the speed limit was posted at 15 miles per hour through the town, which was a major tourist route in the summer and ski season. On a good day, they could ticket every 20 minutes or so. At $40.00 per, that was significant revenue, especially since the average worker made approximately $350 per month. They also used to double the fines for drivers with out of state licenses. What could they do but pay?
However, there was a fly in the ointment, so to speak. That was me. I just couldn’t see it the way the police did. I actually thought that I should judge the cases rather than put a rubber stamp of approval on the officer’s decision. Particularly irksome was the treatment of drivers who drove over 15 miles per hour. I was sensitive to the fact that municipal judges were created to change the corrupt judicial system that existed in traffic courts before then.
Speeding was particularly problematic. The posted limits were mere guidelines. The offense of speeding actually occurred when the speed of the driver was not reasonable and proper. To convict a motorist, there had to be some testimony that the speed was improper and constituted some danger to the public. I ruled that a reasonable and proper speed through the town was 30 miles per hour, which immediately cut out about 70 percent of the Town’s revenue. Talk about a hostile work environment. I had one. Needless to say, that I was young then and proud of my fairness. I had not a clue how unpopular I was. Motorists who had appeared in front of me would introduce themselves on the streets and tell me how much they liked my Court and my appearance of fairness. In the municipality, no one would speak to me, especially after the police didn’t get its water canon because it could not fund the co-payment required to buy old military equipment.
JOHN MITCHELL LIVES! FEAR AND LOATHING IN BOULDER
I can’t believe Claire Levy is from Boulder. Or should I say I can’t believe that Claire Levy was conscious while living in Boulder. If she were conscious, she wouldn’t have sponsored the marijuana driving bill. Her proposal for the war on marijuana is that anyone who operates a motor vehicle with a certain number of nano-liters of THC per milliliter of blood is guilty of driving under the influence of drugs. Note that the proscription does not apply to prescription drugs. It only applies to the drug of choice of the peasantry. She even posted some stale research on her website to justify her fascist position.
For years, Dr. G has been against ignorance and prejudice. Claire Levy exemplifies both of these traits. It is inconceivable how any could have lived in Boulder unaware of the numerous drivers that drive after tasting their favorite drug of choice. Maybe she was too stoned herself to be aware of it, although she stated to the press that she had tried marijuana only once. Kind of like our former president who, while at Oxford University in England smoked but did not inhale. However, she is throwing stones from her glass house. Why? Because she has total disdain for the law, and as a member of the ruling class is above it. If she had any regard for the law, she would have abstained from the weed . However, she, like others tried it, and now sees its evil potential. Never mind that the proposal would require drivers to give blood and possibly expose themselves to aids, hepatitis or other diseases. After all, there are over 100,000 cases of MRSA, the antibiotic resistant bacterial infection, reported every year. Never mind, that there are no reported cases of emergency room admissions for smoking pot, while there are 10,000 crib injury admittances reported each year. Her aim is not to protect, but to grab headlines and curry favor from ignorant and bigoted. Like a wolf in sheep’s clothing, she claims to be a progressive. Anyone believing that is a good candidate to buy a bridge in Brooklyn. Everyone should contact her and tell her we are not as stupid as she would believe. Nor are we falling for the scare tactics of the police state anymore.
Years ago, there was a defense attorney’s conference at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. This was when lawyers with ponytails, sideburns, beads, and colored shirts set the tonsorial standard. Almost all defense attorneys had long hair of various lengths and there wasn’t a crew-cut or flat-top in the group. The convention discussions were about the upcoming fight for the Constitution against the prosecutors, Nixon, and Attorney General John Mitchel, all of whom were advocating preventive detention, involuntary extraction of body fluids, mass arrests, and other fascist-like laws to keep the blacks and anti-war protesters in line. It was bad enough these people were voting but demonstrating was another matter. The issue that the right wing was using was the drug war. Henry Anslinger had softened the minds of the people with reefer madness stories about wild pot parties descriptive of Sodom and Gomorra. People were scared, and Nixon-Mitchell knew how to capitalize on that fear. They changed the medical model of the drug laws proposed by President Johnson to a law enforcement model, demonizing anyone who even thought of taking drugs.
The convention’s contrast was vividly described by Hunter Thompson in a book describing those times. He took literary license in order to show the contrast in the two dichotomous views. Hollywood later took up Thompson’s description, portraying the drug, sex and rock and roll and totally ignoring the political-social theme of the writing. The non-thinking readers and the non-reading viewers missed the point totally. There was no comprehension of the cultural war in process or the wholesale attack on the Constitution and the traditional freedoms in either of the movies. Ask someone today about the book and they won’t even mention the John Mitchel symbolism. They didn’t read the book, they saw the movie
So, some fascist, posing as a democrat proposed a bill to extract blood from a driver, analyze it for THC and use the results to convict the driver and take away his license. After all, pot is bad. But I have to wonder why other drugs such as Xanax, Nembutal, Ephedrine’s, other relaxation and calming drugs. Or for that matter, cough syrup, that have warnings on them about operating machinery are not getting the same treatment. Well, the answer is complicated and has little to do with health, safety, or welfare. It is entirely about sustaining the Police State under which we are now living and the modern politician’s contempt for the public and the law. Ms. Levy told the press that she had used illegal drugs. She was not punished and there were no consequences. Now, she has seen the light and wants to put others in jail. Talk about hypocrisy!
So, let’s look at the dynamics or driving while stoned. First, you can not smell dangerous pharmaceuticals on drivers, but you can smell marijuana. Secondly, if a legislator pulled this inane shit on Merck, Ciba-Geigi or some other big Pharma, there would be a contract put out on the legislator. However, the potheads don’t have that kind of power or resources. Only large industrialists and the CIA have any access to organized crime figures, especially hit men. Additionally, there is not the opprobrium attached to barbiturates and other drugs hyped by the big companies and prescribed by physicians.
But, the main reason, is that someone can show disapproval, while at the same time court the police state and the bankrupt policies of privatization. The system is running out of cannon fodder. DUI clinics are folding (and being replaced by marijuana treatment clinics). They have lowered the permissible limit of alcohol to the point of prohibition. Additionally, the fodder can not continue the financing for the privatized alcohol therapy and counseling. So, private enterprise has to look at new markets and new revenues. What better than marijuana.
It seems more that coincidental that a law was originally passed aimed at Hispanics, is being revitalized while all the vigilante activity against Hispanics is increasing and various states are demonizing “illegals,” who just happen to be predominately Hispanic. Of course, years ago, the Boulder “liberals” outlawed lunch pails in the city and engaged in urban renewal by tearing down shanties and building a wide highway that dead ended into a shopping center. In any event, the proposal should greatly increase the county coffers and help support privatization of government.
When a driver who has smoked marijuana in the last week is pulled over, the odor lingers. Police can then use this as probable cause to insist on a “voluntary roadside” test to assure the officer that the motorist is safe to continue to drive. The roadside test is performed without any way to verify the results. The officers, who we are repeatedly being seen on YouTube beating citizens, have the motorist perform tests. There is no record of the test, and the tests cannot be repeated by an independent researcher. There is a test of the eyes, one of balance, and one of speech. The honorable Brutus like police officer reports that the behavior is inconsistent with sobriety and can then demand those fluids be drawn under the express consent law to be used to convict a driver. Because driving is so dangerous, the legislatures have seen fit to disregard the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Amendments to the Constitution. The Constitution is supposed to give powers to the Government. However, if a motorist is involved, the Government just grabs the power anyway. Since the officials view driving as a privilege, the Constitution does not apply. Just to ensure a conviction, and thus revenues, arbitrary blood percentages are set which are then supposed to be conclusive of intoxication.
Although the Constitution was intended to curtail State action, the totalitarian advocates have devised a con-voluted circumvention. The Anti-constitution position is that when a driver applies for a Driver’s license, he waives his forfeits his right to be protected by the Constitution. If a driver believes in the Constitution, he can’t drive. The case of Schmerber v. California, which initially held that fluids were not covered by the Fourth and Fifth Amendments became the law of the land, upsetting centuries of precedent, mocking the Magna Carta. This is easy for the modern politicians to do because they have no ideology or beliefs. What really matters is getting elected and staying in office so the People can worship and adore their legislator.
Any fascist claiming to be progressive can stay in office so long as the image can be maintained. Of course, the “me too’s” have it even easier. They can listen to what their Public is saying and then, conveniently say “me too.” In that manner, they don’t risk their position. I have no doubt that Claire Levi has no idea that she is really a fascist. She believes she is doing good by protecting people from stoned drivers. She even put some articles on her website to justify her position. Never mind that real scientist have discredited most of those articles. She can claim balance, and because she sites some articles, she is good and righteous. This reminds me of the Chad Mitchel song, “I Was Not a Nazi Polka.” So, we have some potential legislation that is based upon fear and ignorance, calculated to appeal to the Chicken Littles and distract the public from real problems such as the homeless, the sick, the unemployed, and others.
The legislators have to realize that four decades of drug war with extremely high casualties has tired the public. The public realize that reefer won’t turn their daughters into prostitutes and their sons into fiends. They have started to realize that, compared to MRSA, crib deaths, and other calamities of the Industrial multinational State, the drug war is insignificant. The only real thing it does is provide an excuse for the police to bully people, beat them up or kill them with the blessings of the Courts. After all, we privatized much of government, and we need to keep the idea alive and well fed. This can only be accomplished with the help of the ignorant and prejudiced. I wonder how Ms. Levy would react if the rationale for Constitutional contempt were rephrased from “it is worth it if we can save one life,” to “it is worth it if we can increase the profits of Intervention, BPI, or Correctional Corporation of America.” After all, we can’t let something like the Constitution and freedom interfere with the exploitation and incarceration of the peasantry.
I hope everyone writes their legislators and tells them to vote the marijuana driving down. Tell them to support the Constitution or resign. The legislators can sponsor a voter’s initiative, rather than passing legislation. In the meantime, send copies of the Constitution to your legislators and express your position. Tell them that we are tired of the drug war in all forms and that we want our roads, bridges, health facilities, and other infrastructures fixed before being shaken down for protection.

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